High quality, timely and reliable data is the first step in using technology to improve government. Active is working with developers world wide on a platform that makes it easy for organizations to post data and for developers to access and use it. The platform is based on python - a computer langusge preferred by scientists and excels in manipulating data as well as natural language. Geography amd mapping is built in with PostGis.
Active is excited about participating in Random Hacks of Kindness Atlanta. The hackathon is part of a global weekend that lets technologists apply their skills towards solving thorny social issues. RHoK's mission is to make the world a better place through a global community of innovation developing practical open technology.RHoK is unique in the space of “apps competitions”, “hackathons” and “technology for social good”. RHoK’s model is to start from identifying, defining and refining problem definitions provided by subject matter experts and local stakeholders. This ensures that volunteer time is focused on solving real problems for real people.
We're open source.
Scholars Casson and Ryan have pointed out several policy-based reasons for adoption of open source, in particular, the heightened value proposition from open source (when compared to most proprietary formats) in the following categories: